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Reviews 667 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The qualities of the courses are challenging. In my part, all my professors have PhD degree, so all my classes are very challenging. Overall, I like my classes and professors.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Based on my major, I was not able to get information about jobs. On the other hand, I have seen the college organizing job fair every semester in which students have the opportunities to have more information from employers. That's what I call a win-win situation.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I never had a problem with the college on this matter. Public Safety have shuttles running until 2:00am on campus, and they go around campus 24-7. I feel very safe around campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I live in an apartment with 4 bed/2 baths. It is very cozy, but I wish there was an opportunity for adult students to have 1/1 apartments available. They have them, but only for RAs...not fair.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I was able to support the athletes; however, with many homework and a job, I was not able to appreciate to see many sports. Besides, my favorite sports are played during the summer when I'm not in town.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The college is a magnificent place. Every single professor has a PhD degree in which the classes are very challenging. However, that will help every student to succeed in the field of study. I'm very satisfy and happy with the college.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i want to go to a different school

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: they are always on their stuff sometimes

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: it sucks there only like two

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Positive impacted parties on student experience.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am very happy to be at Canisius College and it has helped me grow as a person and academically.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is accepting and open to each other

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everyone on campus is aware of the consequences of drugs and underage use of alcohol.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I made a great choice regardless of the distance away from home and I am very lucky to have the opportunity to be there.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am not very aware of that at the moment.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel as safe as I would be with my own family.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's my great and loving second home!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have heard great things, but it is not something that I am interested in.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love watching the basketball games because they are the best.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and even though I am very far from home, I am glad that I found my second home which is my college.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't have asked for better courses or professors. I have been very welcomed and a professor even asked for me to be in work study.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have visitors from businesses all the time and when the time comes for me, I have the student center and job center to go to for help.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe but of course since our school is in the City we have the general public to worry about. Not the students that go here.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorming is extraordinary to me. I was leary at first, but I am safe, its fun. I have quiet when I need it and I got lucky with a great room mate.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't partake but some of my friends do and they say they are very welcoming. Non clicky.


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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (, Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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